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Weekend of Wealth for Lottery Players

Weekend of Wealth for Lottery Players

Every Friday and Saturday night gives lottery players the chance to win big, but this weekend is particularly special for a couple of reasons. The first is that the two main draw-based lotteries will offer rollover jackpots – the EuroMillions game on Friday will boast a triple rollover jackpot worth around £34 million and the Lotto game will offer a double rollover jackpot worth around £10 million. Another reason why this weekend is special is that, whatever happens in the main games, 21 players are guaranteed to win £1,000,000 each!

One of the £1,000,000 prizes just mentioned will be awarded by the Millionaire Maker game and the rest will be delivered by the Lotto game as part of its 20th birthday celebrations. Add in 50 prizes of £20,000 each in the Lotto Raffle game on Saturday night and the coming 'Weekend of Wealth' will offer £75 million in top prizes alone. Take consolation prizes into consideration and the amount of money up for grabs soars to even greater heights.

The estimated £10 million Lotto jackpot this Saturday follows a second consecutive rollover in the midweek draw. The main numbers drawn on Wednesday 19 November were 02, 15, 35, 36, 38 and 39, and the Bonus Ball number was 04. Whilst the top prize of £5.9 million eluded players everywhere, more than £10 million was won in the form of consolation prizes. 

A single ticket won £241,102 by matching five main numbers and the Bonus Ball, and the third tier saw 93 tickets match five main numbers only to win £2,201 each. There were 5,515 tickets that won £196 each by matching four main numbers, and 108,339 tickets won £25 each by matching three main numbers. Another 100 prizes of £20,000 each were awarded by the Lotto Raffle game.

With so much cash up for grabs this Friday and Saturday, many players will have a go at increasing their chances of winning by purchasing multiple tickets, and quite a few will look to the lottery statistics for inspiration when picking their numbers. For those who are interested, the most overdue main numbers in the EuroMillions game are 37, 44, 43, 16 and 07, and the most overdue Lucky Star numbers are 06 and 02. In the Lotto game, the most overdue numbers are 45, 37, 16, 12, 46 and 48.

Whatever numbers you choose to play for the big money games coming up, click here to buy your tickets online and if you get lucky you could soon be experiencing your very own weekend of wealth!

Written by Tony Sharpe

Thursday 20th November 2014

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